Shugunisu festival celebrated in Diqing village
The news was updated on March 25, 2019.
The villagers of Xidang village in Deqin County, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, dressed in costumes and held performance on March 22 to celebrate the Shugunisu festival, which falls on the 15th-20th days of the second month according to traditional Tibetan calendar.
Shugunisu, where shugu refers to the oak tree and nisu means recuperation in theTibetan language, is a festival regarding traditional farming method. Before the festival, villagers would have collected the extra oak-tree branches and leaves, which are already turned into high-quality farmyard manure. Therefore, the festival mark the beginning of a recuperation period, when both local farmers and oak trees can be replenished.